• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Edwards throws complete game for Lady Jackets


WCMS EIGHTH-GRADER Liz Edwards pitched a complete game for the WCHS Lady Jackets on Tuesday, March 27. Edwards struck out 13 Lady Titan batters in her first varsity start. (Photo by Bill Caine)

The Woodford County High School fast pitch softball team is off to a 3-0 start to the season. The Lady Jackets defeated the Mercer County Lady Titans, 5-2 on Tuesday, March 27.

WCMS eighth-grader Liz Edwards pitched a complete game, allowing only a pair of runs on five hits with 13 strikeouts.

In the second inning, WCHS junior Leea Cole singled and stole second base. Freshman Tatum Wimberly singled to right field, scoring Cole from second base to make the score 1-0. After Edwards walked, WCHS junior Lexi Braswell hit a double to left field scoring Wimberly.

Edwards struck out a pair of Lady Titans in the top of the third inning but the Lady Titans scored a pair of runs in the top of the fourth on a three singles and a wild pitch.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Cole drove in a pair of runs on a single to center field. Cole advance to second base on the throw to the plate but was thrown out attempting to steal third to end the inning.

Edwards surrendered a pair of singles in the top of the sixth inning, but struck out the side to escape a rally by the Lady Titans. In the top of the seventh, she retired the Lady Titans in order.

Cole led the Lady Jackets with two hits and a pair of RBI. Cole and sophomore Kasey Abel each had a stolen base in the game.

MCHS sophomore Kynleigh Miller pitched six innings for the Lady Titans and gave up five runs on seven hits.

The Lady Jackets will travel to Huntsville, Ala. to compete in the Bob Jones Invitational on April 4-6.

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